Tag archive for visual culture

Culture appropriation in the classroom

This morning I read a 2011 article by Lisa Hix titled “Why the ‘Native’ Fashion Trend Is Pissing Off Real Native Americans” in Collector’s Weekly regarding fashion designers appropriating the cultural imagery of Native Americans, a practice that upsets Native Americans. Following is an excerpt…

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Blu is Back with BIG BANG BIG BOOM!

BIG BANG BIG BOOM – the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo. Famed wall artist BLU has a new animation out titled BIG BANG BIG BOOM, which he describes as an “unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life,…

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Up There

UP THERE from Jon on Vimeo. Directed by Malcolm Murray, “Up There” tells the story of the men in Sky High Murals, one of the last remaining mural painting companies in New York City and their struggle to keep the dying craft of large-scale, hand-painting…

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Web Sightings for September 2009

Here are sites to see for the month of September: 1. Show your students how advertisers and product designers sometimes borrow ideas from art history with these examples from Smashing Magazine. 2. Two great advocacy statements for the arts and arts education surfaced on the…

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Reflections on My NECC/DC Experience: Part 1

My trip to this year’s National Educational Computing Conference was jam-packed and it’s taken me a few days to decompress and sort it all out. Unlike my 4 full days at last year’s NECC, I only attended conference sessions on Monday this year plus the…

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Web Sightings for June 2009

Here are 10 sites that caught my attention this past couple weeks: 1. Edutopia’s Digital Generation Project presents several video portraits of young students from around the U.S. who are using digital media to learn, communicate, and socialize in new and exciting ways (See  below). …

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Get Ready to Rumble!

The people who produced the popular CollegeHumor Font Conference video, which I featured here back in February 2009, now give us Font Fight. Enjoy!

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CREO ~ A new visual culture magazine

CREO is a new visual culture magazine for student artists and journalists (high school/first year college) that is scheduled to launch its first issue on August 1, 2009. What’s unique about this publication is that most of the contributors will be the students themselves! In…

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Drawing as Performance

8 Ball by Robin Rhode (2007) While catching up on some magazine reading, I was drawn to this month’s Art in America that features the work of South African artist Robin Rhode. I became a fan of Rhode’s work several years ago when I saw…

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Web Sightings for June

Let’s get summer going here at ATGI with ten new Web sightings: The New Museum‘s mission is to promote New Art and New Ideas. Their Global Classroom (G:Class) website provides online educational resources for high school teachers and showcases artwork and writing by high school…

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